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Newcastle Fans React To Frustrating Transfer Window – So Far

We didn’t expect this transfer window to be so difficult (at least so far) since Newcastle did very well in attracting new players last year with Rafa as manager and we were in the second division then.

We half expected this summer that a number of good players would want to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside,  but so far nothing like that has happened.

Of course we have to say it’s still very early in the summer and plenty of time to get our new players in.

Rafa Benitez thumbs up
So it cannot be that bad surely?

However it’s always good to get them in as soon as possible, so they can have a full preseason and be ready for the start of the Premier League season in mid August.

That’s certainly what Rafa wants, but it’s not always possible.

Another 5-1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur on August 12th would be a good start for us

We have taken a look at some comments today from the Newcastle fans to gauge the mood on Tyneside at the moment.

We’ll all have to be a little more patient this summer – but that can be difficult in such an important window.


114 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #1

    if you want us to follow the blog you have to make it easier to keep with your posts

    Next Post is hidden at the bottom of the page its so easily missed !!

  • barkel

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    It has been a relatively quiet window for everyone so far. I wouldn’t imagine we’ll be singing more than 3 or 4, one a week and there’s still enough time to settle in before the start of the season

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Getting bored now of the same old shite being said. It’s like Groundhog Day!

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Of the 2 limits of the swing of the pendulum – Jazzyp and Expat on the previous post

    I am defo in the Expat camp

    spending may be necessary but having a world class coaching set up is so much more important

    It’s clear that it is not just a case of Ashley being parsimonious
    Rafa doesn’t like having the piss taken out of him (price wise) either

  • kakaobi

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Even though the transfer window is open no body actually signs for a team until July 1st so I expect things to start moving next week on top of that players are on holiday still

  • WLtoon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Well,its July 1st. the day the starting pistols start the race to sign players. Will we be the front runners . which a lot of people are suggesting or will we be wooden spoon contenders. Get the deals done ffs.

  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8


    You spelled “June 30th” wrong 😉

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9


    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:10 AM
    Comment #5

    A revised plan already.
    What the hell are we playing at.All the planning should have been well in place and scouting done well before the season ended.
    Ake has just gone to Bournemouth for 20 mill so whether the Hierarchy like it or not, This clearly shows we have to spend and more than likely break our transfer record just to simply survive in the Pl.
    We either go with the times or carry on in the same path that has led to two relegations under this Regime.

    Nufc have two choices. Stay and follow the disastrous path that has led us to two relegations along with near misses. Or completely change the way in which we operate.
    Yes i understand the financial restrictions that are in play, But championship clubs are spending 5-10 million on players now, Are we really not in a position to match these

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Any more news on how the fans forum went last night?

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    On the revised plan spiel. It’s nice to have a plan for a change!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Sounds like buying time for not buying anyone.
    Sad state of affairs at the TOON when Bournemouth have just forked out £20 million for Ake and we haggle over a million for a £10 million player.

  • WLtoon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Ha, yeah ive just realised its only friday. Thats what night shift does to some people. Ile be back on tomorro lol

  • Our Toon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #14

    I didn’t realise that clubs can’t buy players because they are on holiday. Makes sense why we’ve not bought anyone other than Atsu.

    In all seriousness it’s a lame excuse, the season we finished 5th under pards I’m sure most of the signings were made before July including cabaye, Marv etc could be wrong though

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Could be worse thought. We could support the Mackems 😀

    I feel better already haha

  • toontaff2

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Goatmouth fools on twitter! 😆

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #17


    I see WW is looking well lol

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18


    Granted there hasn’t been many signings in the PL yet. But a lot of clubs seem to be in advanced stages of signing players, Where as we are just simply links to players.
    Even the Lejuene deal could just be a fabricated lie by the chairman to bung up his value. the simple truth is we just don’t know .

  • lochinvar

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #19

    We’re linked with Andre Grey again and Ross Barclay has taken down his Everton links on social media so he’s off somewhere ? ( odds for him joining Newcastle 33-1 )

    I think we’re biding our time because of the clubs financial Year end and that much has already been done and progress will be more evident after this weekend

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Our toon

    That is the problem mate, It just seems the same old pathetic excuses that we have had to endure through every transfer window. Hopefully this one will be different but as yet i see no evidence of
    Ake has just flown back off his holiday to secure the transfer to Bournemouth, And Keane has flown back from Dubai to start negotiations with Everton. So i agree the on holiday excuse is a load of b@llocks

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #22


    It’s all guess games at the moment. Wouldn’t surprise me if we sign players that we haven’t been linked with.

    Weve been close to signing lejuene for 3 weeks now. Is it smoke and mirrors? Who knows.

  • giimps

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #23

    I think the lejeune deal looks probable, he has a release clause that meets our low budget, their chairpersons probably want the relatively low fee paid in full so they can pay for a replacement up front.
    We on the other hand want to buy now pay later to maximize the relatively low budget we are playing with to keep the bank balance healthy for the new investors/ owners, at least until the end of the business year/ start of the new business year (tomorrow).
    All the rest of the links are imho, click bait and journals wet dreams, made up and designed to sell papers …..probably fed by agents wanting a fee since they can normally only make money twice a year.

  • hibbit

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Rafa and all his staff are back on site at benton
    preseason preparations start today
    lunch is at 1pm

  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #25


    I think he must be going through some of the stolen picnic baskets that his mate Yogi always has lying around. I think there must have been some interesting cakes in there yesterday

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #26


    What’s on the menu mate? Owt nice?

  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #27

    el huevo y la astilla for rafa i think.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #28


    I agree none of us truly know mate.
    But I don’t see Rafa getting his wish unless something drastic happens on the transfer front this weekend.
    Again I ain’t worried when the new players arrive but the standard we bring in

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #29

    The only time Pardew got decent? players in June was 2011
    Yohan Cabaye,Demba Ba,Sylvain Marveaux,Mehdi Abeid
    They were all Graham Carr signings arranged well in advance
    Other than that year, Pardew/Carr signings were always late July /August

  • giimps

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    Hope everything is still going well Ed, we’re still thinking of you and hopefully helping you through this recovery time?
    it’s always been the best NUFC blog and now it’s even better, there are always a few who disagree with the way things are, those who want something different and some who seem to dislike each other but we’re all here because we’re fans of this great club, warts an all, live and breathe NUFC and want what’s best for the club……..whatever that turns out to be, we’ll still be here supporting the team, supporting the blog and wishing the best for us all.
    Cheers to Kacper too, great job with the new look ,much appreciated.

  • WWSBRD (Goatmouth Fool)

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Id just sneezed lads howay haha

    On topic 20mill for Ake is obscene but its the market people complain about Chelsea’s player farm but its made them 36+ mill already this summer wish we had their ‘failed’ academy…also for those who complain about loaning players Ake was on loan at Bournemouth last season and now hes there permanently

    My main worry this summer is NUFC refuse to acknowledge the market and like it or not 20mill an Ake like player isnt an exception Ashley has to realize that

  • Bianconeri

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    It’s as rare as hen’s teeth for cashley to spend before July.All those wages without men at work,tut tut.That and harry hill playing hard ball for a couple of quid.Raffa will put his foot down this week or we may see him walk on.Cue singing

  • giimps

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #33

    Cashley does realize it, but he likes it the other way, he wants us to buy players and see their value increase as premier league players so we can do what Chelski are doing, we need a decent academy first though……over to you Rafa

  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #34

    giimps – probably fed by agents wanting a fee since they can normally only make money twice a year.

    I hope this doesn’t come as too much of a shock to you .

    A lot of players pay agents a percentage commission out of their wages monthly.
    That’s on top of the percentages agents make on transfer fees.
    Why do you think agents get so involved in wages negotiations ?

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #35


    This has been my debate all along mate regarding Ashley.
    I totally agree that Ashley has to acknowledge the sign of the times regarding transfer fees, otherwise we will be simple relegation fodder.. Which none of us want.
    Ps I couldn’t help the New Moniker title for ya Hahaha. Think you should go back to your original mate. It’s just glorifying the dickhead who gave it ya

  • nightfa11

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Guys.. Cmon.. Relax.. Wait until July.. Which is tomorrow/monday.. Everything will start happening then.. Money, training, investments, coaching, games, improved squad 🙂 put bitching on hold for now.. 🙂

  • giimps

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    As if they don’t take enough money from the game already……bloody parasites


    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #38

    If he thinks we can build what Chelsea have by following that plan he still doesnt understand football mate. We are massively behind even Brighton in terms of facilities and academy

    Yeah thats what worries me though our record transfer is still Owen and thats some time ago and he happily had us go through 3 windows without signing a player permanently. We have to react to the market not ignore it something we’ve pretty much refused to do under Ashley

    As for my name tbh I thought Id changed it back last night but turns out I hadnt changed the drop down box…back to my original self once more though

  • tonynufc

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #39

    If or when we make a signing I bet it will be either that defender we’ve been chasing for weeks. Or it will b a keeper. Meaning we couldn’t care less and we’ll still feel like there’s not been any real thought put into strengthening the team. Getting really peeved off now like. If nothing happens by time we play our first away game in Europe. Not including Ireland. I wouldn’t blame rafa for walking. He’s achieved what he set out 2 to do. Told his management what he needs for the upcoming season. If he don’t get. He will walk. And walk into a job that will back him 100 per cent.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Airport soon iam coming home Newcastle wish I’d never been away and still nowt doing.


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